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The Challenge of Platonism

Revisiting the ideas behind Platonic ethics: could they help in reshaping modern life?

In the centuries since the closure of the Platonic academy (in 529 AD), many thinkers have attempted to re-introduce Platonic philosophy to the West as a basis for intelligent spirituality. The Platonic view that humankind's movement towards enlightenment rests upon a discovery of truths which are to be found within each individual is attractive in a world in which education is becoming universal.
Platonic ethics - its path to perfection - rests upon a very different worldview from that of either the Judeo-Christian tradition or modern rationalism. As a result, its theology, its metaphysics and its psychology are difficult for the modern thinker to understand or accept, other than in a very limited way.
This talk, and its accompanying question and answer session, will attempt to challenge many of the assumptions which act as a barrier to a wider and deeper appreciation of the beautiful truths of Platonism, and will offer a radical revision of our view of ourselves, our universe, its source, and the various relationships involved.


Tim Addey | talks | www


Date and Time:

22 November 2012 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



New Acropolis
19 Compton Terrace
N1 2UN
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Organised by:

The Prometheus Trust
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£5 (£3 concessions)

Available from:

The Administrator, The Prometheus Trust, info@prometheustrust.co.uk or phone 01373 825808. Or at the door.

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There will be 30 or 40 minutes available for audience questions and answers after the lecture.

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